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Nets Skip Chappaquiddick's 40th; NPR Gets 'Ugly' Mail for Even Blogging About It

ABC, CBS and NBC breathed not a word about Saturday's 40th anniversary of Chappaquiddick, but it wasn't a complete blackout. With Ted Kennedy on the cover of the July 27 Newsweek to push for ...

CBS Analyst: Taliban Treats Prisoners Better Than U.S.

In reaction to a propaganda video of the Taliban holding an American soldier hostage in Afghanistan, on Monday's CBS Early Show, terrorism analyst Jere Van Dyk argued: "What they [the Taliban] are ...

Walter Cronkite Review: 'Gawd Almighty,' Shout 'the Truths' of Liberalism

In 2006 the MRC put together a compilation outlining how, since his retirement in 1981 after nineteen years as anchor of the CBS Evening News, Walter Cronkite had made clear his liberal views on a ...

Nets Plug Kennedy's 'Dramatic' and 'Emotional Pitch for Health Care Reform'

Newsweek engaged itself deeper in the battle for nationalized health by turning over its cover story - "We're Almost There" - to Senator Ted Kennedy for his recitation of "the cause of my life." ...

CBS Spins Setback for Obama on Health Into 'Warning from the President'

A night after CBS and NBC skipped the assessment from the CBO chief that the Senate and House health plans won't meet President Obama's pledge to not increase deficit spending, the two networks ...

40 Years Since Chappaquiddick; Ted Kennedy 'Would Have Brought Comfort' to Mary Jo Kopechne 'In Her Old Age'

Saturday marked the 40th anniversary of the death of Mary Jo Kopechne, killed July 18, 1969 after leaving a party with Senator Edward Kennedy. Over the course of the past four decades, the media ...

MSNBC: Talk Radio and Tea Party Protests 'Push Boundaries of Decency'

On Friday, MSNBC anchor Tamron Hall exclaimed: "Harsh political discourse against [President Obama] really amped up and people started to push the boundaries of what might be considered decency. ...

House Panel Votes Huge $500 Billion Tax Increase; Nets Couldn't Care Less

The House Ways and Means committee approved a half-trillion dollar tax increase early Friday, but the ABC and NBC morning news shows offered only a single sentence to the development, while CBS's ...

CBS Early Show Praises Obama's 'Sermon-like' NAACP Speech

On Friday's CBS Early Show, correspondent Randall Pinkston described President Obama's Thursday address to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People: "The crowd responded to ...

ABC's Greenburg: Sotomayor Not 'Liberal Activist' But 'Almost Conservative'

Summing up Sonia Sotomayor's performance during four days of hearings, ABC's Jan Crawford Greenburg on Thursday night asserted her record "proved Sotomayor was a liberal activist." But, Greenburg ...
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